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Jan 16, 2018

The Under 16 Girls qualify for the National quarter Finals with a hard earned draw at Worcester and retain their place at the head of the Western MCF league. Manager Kieran Newey sends the following match report;

 

Staffordshire U16 Girls travelled to Worcestershire with a depleted squad and an accident on the motorway meant the
teams preparations were hampered even before kick off but despite this they flew out of the traps with Freya Gregory
producing a number of mesmerising runs and it was Freya who produced a moment of brilliance when scoring  direct
from a corner in the 5th Minute.
The game was a real contest with no quarter given by either team and Staffordshire had Courtney Mace and Issy Anderson winning a number of midfield battles supported superbly by Lydia Hudson, Macey Turvey and Charlie Braganca,
Staffs defensive unit of Lucy Copeland, Ella Spears and Captain Jenny Hesketh restricted Worcestershire to efforts from distance but seconds before half time Worcestershire drew level when Staffs failed to deal with a long ball and Worcestershire won the ball outside the box and drove forward to equalise with their first serious effort on target.
However the scoring was not over and Worcestershire added a 2nd with a goal in injury time when a free kick from 45 yards found the top corner.
Jenny Higgs was working tirelessly in search of a goal and her skill and confidence saw Staffordshire creating a number of opportunities with Demi McCalliog driving them forward.
Grace Tolmie was assured in the Staffordshire goal and encouraged her team forward as they continued to build pressure with Lydia Hudson, Charlie Braganca and Freya Gregory all combining well, however it was Worcestershire who added the fourth goal when a mistake at the back saw Staffs conceed a free kick on the edge of the box and a sweet strike curled into the top left corner with 15mins remaining.
Staffordshire continued to show patience and were stretching the Worcestershire rearguard and Demi McCalliog thumped an effort against the crossbar with the rebound bundled wide following another goalmouth scramble.
With 12 minutes remaining a flowing move down the right saw Ellla, Macey and Lydia combine and an early ball in was controlled on the chest by Charlie Braganca , who swivelled and hit a sublime volley into the top corner from the edge of the box
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Staffs had a number of corners and went close as they searched for the equaliser which would see them qualify for the National competition and a couple of free kicks in promising positions offered them hope.
As the clock ticked down into the last 5 minutes a goal mouth scramble saw a number of brave blocks by the Worcestershire defence but tenacious play from Jenny Higgs saw the ball fall to Lydia Hudson who calmly fired home through a crowded area.
A late injury to Freya Gregory took the gloss off an otherwise outstanding performance from the entire Staffordshire Squad who battled to the end and thoroughly deserved to get a result from the game.
Jan 16, 2018

Staffordshire Under 16 Boys resume their programme on Monday 22nd of January with a home fixture against Worcestershire. Staffordshire remain unbeaten in the western division of the MCF and Worcestershire are the only opponents that they have to play in the first round of matches. A win will send them 6points clear at the top of the table.

The game will be played at Stafford Town FC with a 7-00pm KO  and admission will be £3 adults and £1 concessions.

Players should report to the ground for 6-00pm and usual dress code applies.

Manager Neil Davies names the following squad:

Bradley Clarkson
Sam Edmunds
Anthony Sheldon
Luke Bourne
Cael McDonnell
Connor Taylor
Adam Taylor
Kedanie Nugent
Alex Hallchurch
Hayden Campbell
Tommy O'Hara
Christian Blanchette
Max Chimenes
Junior O'Callaghan
Lewis Salmon
Liam Hickson
Standby Players
George Hill (GK)
Charlie Drain
Lucas Burnett
Luis Dos Santos
Jakob Priestman

Jan 16, 2018

Lilly Jackson from Clayton Hall Academy has been selected to represent England School's for the forthcoming season following a long trial process. Lilly continues the proud tradition of Staffordshire Schools providing a player for the England team every year since its inception.

Lilly will carry the best wishes of the Association during the season and will also play an integral part in the Under 14 girls quest to retain their Midland Counties crown.

Jan 15, 2018

Worcestershire called off tonight's MCF Under 14 fixture as they were unable to raise a team. Five of their boys cried off this morning with what is thought to be the flu. Staffordshire School's FA apologise to all parents and players but it is completely out of our control.

Please keep in touch with the team manager Bailey through the team app for the upcoming fixtures.

Jan 10, 2018

The Under 14 Girls game scheduled for Monday the 15th of January has been called off by Worcestershire due to a staffing issue. The game will be re-arranged later in the year. The away game has been arranged for the 26th of February at Nunnery Wood School in Worcester with a 7-00pm KO

The girls will play on the 5th Feb. against Shropshire at Thomas Telford KO 6-00pm and 12th Feb against West Midlands at Stafford Town FC KO 7-00pm.

Apologies for the postponement but it was out of our control.

Jan 10, 2018

David Neligwa who attends Newcastle College has been selected to represent England Schools Under 18's for the forthcoming International programme. David, a former Wolstanton pupil, has represented Staffordshire for the past four years and all at Staffordshire School's wish him well for the Centenary Shield programme which kicks off with a game against the Republic of Ireland at Luton Town FC in March.

Three other Staffordshire boys, all of whom attend Codsall, Declan arber, Conor Grant and Brad Sharman performed well but missed out on selection for the final squad. As a county we are extremely proud of their achievements and to reach the last 32 from the hundreds who started out is something which will be a very positive point on their CV's.

David follows in the footsteps of Joe Hartshorne and Aiden Stone who played for England over the past two seasons and maintains a proud tradition of Staffordshire SFA providing ESFA International players for both the boys and girls teams.

This Sunday will see two girls trying to make the ESFA England U15 squad when they play in the final trial. Lilly Jackson from Clayton Hall School and Lydia Hudson from Friary will have the best wishes of all in Staffordshire. Staffordshire have had at least one player in the girls International team since its inception and the girls will be trying to emulate Milly Elson(Friary), Holly Gibson (Discovery), Anna King (Wolgarston, Hannah Hampton ( EDA ) Phoebe Warner ( Ounsdale ) and Gemma Lawley ( Wolgarston )

Jan 9, 2018

The girls below will be the squad for the game against Worcestershire on Monday night at Stafford Town FC.

Cox Aaliyah Great Wyrley

Harding Niamh Madeley

Akers Hannah De Ferrers

Hill Phoebe Cheslyn Hay

Gill Megan Walton

Moran Katie John Taylor Academy

Riley Lauren Friary

Adams Abigail Birches Head

Quinn Evie Rawlett

Ellis Millie The Hart School

Marston Caitlin Alleynes Academy

Jackson Lilly Clayton Hall

Hopson Ashleigh Weston Road

Acheampong Sandra The Hart School

Marston Phoebe Alleynes Academy

Anderson Lexi Weston Road

Anderson Nina Weston Road

Jan 9, 2018

Both Under 14 teams are in action on Monday 15th of January against Worcestershire in MCF competitions.

The Under 14 Girls play first at 6-00pm and their squad will be announced later. Players should meet as near to 5-00pm as possible and the usual dress code applies. Admission will be £3 adults and £1 concessions.The Under 14 Boys kick off at 7-15 and players should meet at 6-00pm and again the usual dress code applies. Manager Bailey Evans has named the following squad for the game;

 

1. Kyle Curtis

2. George Lenton

3. Tom Hinton

4. Ben Arden

5. Fletcher Cotton

6. Danny Sanders (C)

7. Charlie Pearsall

8. Lucas Yeomans

9. Demeki Watson

10. Charlie Finney

11. Kurt Booth

12. Liam Steele

13. Callum Niven

14. Jack Thomas

15. Joe Baxter

16. Morgan Russell

Jan 8, 2018

Next Monday 15th of January the Under 16 Girls travel to Nunnery Wood School to take on Worcestershire in a match which will determine which side progresses to the quarter finals of the ESFA national competition. The Staffordshire girls have won both of their fixtures to date, as have Worcestershire but Staffordshire have a superior goal difference and a draw will be enough to take them through.

Manager Kieran Newey has named the following squad,

Charlie Braganca

Lucy Copeland

Bonnie dawson

Manuelle Della

Freya Gregory

Katie Johnsom

jenny Hesketh

Jenny Higgs

Lydia Hudson

Gemma Lawley

Courtney Mace

Demi MCCalliog

Nualla Miskiel

Chloe Swindell

Grace Tomie

Macey Turvey

Standby

Macey Isherwood

Sophie Price

Players should aim to be at Nunnery Wood as near to 6-00 as possible and usual dress code applies.

For Sat Nav  the postcode isWR5 2LT

Nunnery Wood High School

www.nunnerywood.worcs.sch.uk
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Sep 25, 2017

This information was published on the Staffordshire Schools twitter account. As the person who posts on the website apologies for the delay but a medical emergency involving a long stay in hospital is the reason for the delay. Sometimes football has to come second.

The coaches are very grateful to all the boys who trialled and for the support of the parents. The following provisional squad have been invited to represent Staffordshire for the forthcoming season Can all players respond to match co-ordinator Mark Warren with their parental e mail and mobile telephone number  school attended. If you were in the squad last season this is not necessary unless there has been a changr in circumstances. Contact warrenmark7@btinternet.com

Jordan Clarke

Luke Kelly

Callum Carter

Anye Fowujah

Jack Taylor

Elliot Tibbs

Finlay Ballantyne

Oliver Watchorn Rice

Louie Inskip

Sonny Bates

Jack Brammer

Aidan Braxton Lloyd

Tom Nicholls

Rhys Latocha

Connor Lawton

George Yarwood

Josh Milner

Brandon Oakley

Jack Miles

Charlie Pye

Lewis Rowley

Harrison Davies

Sep 22, 2017

The boys named below have been selected to represent Staffordshir SFA Under 16's for the forthcoming season. The coaches have said how difficult it was to make the final cut and tryin to get the balance of the squad has proved particularly difficult.The Association wish to thank all who trialled and wish them well for the forthcoming season.

All boys selected are asked to make contact with the U16 match co-ordinator Mark Warren to furnish him with details of parents e mail, mobile telephone number, school attended. Boys who played last year do not need to do this unless there has been a change of information

warrenmark7@btinternet.com

George Hill
Sam Edmunds
Bradley Clarkson
Anthony Sheldon
Kedanie Nugent
Adam Taylor
Cael McDonald
Connor Taylor
Luke Bourne
Alex Hallchurch
Hayden Campbell
Charlie Drain
Mason Ward
Luis Dos Santos
Tommy O'Hara
Junior O'Callaghan
Jakob Priestman
Christian Blanchette
Max Chimenes
Lucas Burnett
Lewis Salmon
Liam Hickson

Sep 6, 2017

As the season fast approaches and the final trials are organised it is the time of year when decisions are made by parents as to which teams their sons or daughters should play. As ever the most talented players are sought by all but football academies and RTC's put undue pressure on parents to prevent their offspring playing in any other form of football.

A reality check should be made and a book written by the sportswriter of the year NO HUNGER in PARADISE should be compulsory reading for players parents and coaches. It describes the extraordinary lengths that some parents go to try and ensure that their son/daughter is one of the chosen few and Staffordshire Schools FA have permission from the author to put extracts on the website.

However as the person who posts on the website and with 47 years experience of dealing with clubs parents scouts and agents the view is somewhat jaundiced. Last year only two clubs in the premiere league were unable to record the fact that not one player from their academy set up over the previous seven or eight years had any minutes on the pitch for the first team, Stoke City and Burnley, two of the worst culprits in discouraging players from playing elsewhere.

Joe Sbarra and Ben Fox are in the Burton Albion first team squad at 18 and 19 yet played almost every minute of every county game over a three year period. Ryan Giggs played for Greater Manchester, David Beckham for Essex, Alan Shearer for Northumberland and what harm did they come to. Huddersfield and Brentford are considering closing their academies as they do not give value for money.

When your raison detre is to produce young players capable of playing at the highest level then how can an academy which has not produced one player for first team football in the past five or six years be worth the money spent on it and what monitoring goes on.

If it was a school then Ofsted would b putting the establishment into special measures.

We want our best players to have the best coaching and opportunities but not at the expense of their personal and social development and the opportunity to play with their peers.Please read the recommended book it is a real eye opener.

There will be extracts on this website in the coming weeks.

 

Sep 4, 2017

The contact function on the website is still causing problems and no information is coming to the website which means that communication and information is static. The e mail address dansam@mail.com is also putting all communications into spam and is not allowing the e mails to be opened.

Until the problems are resolved it is imperative that all communication by e mail uses the e mail address below which has bee specifically set up for this purpose.

Anyone who has sent an e mail in the last 10 days is asked to resend.

Apologies for the inconvenience but this is completely out of the control of the School's FA and the guy behind the website is working very hard to resolve the issue.

staffordshiresfasec@gmail.com

 

 

Aug 11, 2015

@staffsschoolsfa will allow all to follow what is going on and will supplement the information available on the website.

Follow the account which is being run by Under 15 team Manager Bailey Evans.